Quotation Frank, Hermann, Korunka, Christian, Lueger, Manfred, Weismeier-Sammer, Daniela. 2016. Intrapreneurship education in the dual education system. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 8, (4), 334-353.




Intrapreneurship as a form of entrepreneurial behaviour has the potential to create substantial value for an enterprise. Intrapreneurs, as opposed to entrepreneurs, are usually active on a lower hierarchical level and confronted with the internal, rather than the external environment of an enterprise when engaging in entrepreneurial activities. Usually, intrapreneurs lack formal decision-making power and thus require special social competences to overcome challenges such as organisation-internal resistance. How can an enterprise train its employees to develop intrapreneurial behaviour? This paper analyses the apprenticeship training of three enterprises that are considered as good practice examples regarding innovativeness. The research results show that strict selection processes of apprentices, systematic vocational education and career planning, social integration, incentive systems, quality orientation and corporate social responsibility are conducive for the development of intrapreneurial behaviour.


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  • corporate entrepreneurship
  • entrepreneurial venturing
  • apprenticeship training
  • intrapreneurship education
  • dual education
  • family business
  • HRM
  • vocational education
  • incentive systems

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Intrapreneurship education in the dual education system
Volume 8
Number 4
Year 2016
Page from 334
Page to 353
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEV.2016.082218
Open Access N


Frank, Hermann (Details)
Lueger, Manfred (Details)
Weismeier-Sammer, Daniela (Former researcher)
Korunka, Christian (Universität Wien, Austria)
Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship IN (Details)
Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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